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Arena Hotel

#178 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed at The Arena at the end of a tour of Europe. The hotel is brilliantly located close to the Hippodrome so great for exploring the historical sights of the city. The room was fine, clean and tidy with decent pressure in the shower. Staff are super friendly and we received a warm welcome on arrival. This part... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From first arrival the staff treated us exceptionally well. Polite and helpful service was available at all hours. We enjoyed a well appointed room with our own little courtyard. Quaint layout and plenty of character distinguish this top hotel. The location is brilliant. Close to the Blue Mosque, major hopping areas and some of the quaint older parts of town.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel in a very good position. My husband and I stayed here twice on a recent trip to Istanbul. The first room, which was on the 1st floor, was very roomy, the bed comfortable and the shower hot and plenty of pressure. The second room, on the lower ground floor, was not as large but was... More 

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Cambridge
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had two stays at this hotel, split up with a trip down to the Gallipoli peninsula. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring the Sultanahmet area. Our concierge organised a guide for us - money well worth spending. The rooms are fine - we asked to change ours on our second visit to a larger room... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jkburg It's a great pleasure to read such a good review. We are very pleased to meet you and host you at our hotel. Looking forward to seeing you again at our hotel. Sincerely, Sinem Güvenir Guest Relation Responsible More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time that we have booked Arena Hotel and I must say it is not the last. We arrived at the hotel and had a good warm welcome by the staff. When we checked in, I find out that they had upgraded my room with out any extra cost... wow! What an amazing gesture! We must say... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Musa It is a great plesure to read your good reviews, I'm so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel two time.As a Arena Hotel our mission is to offer best service to our guest for this we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you again at your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended by a friend who had stayed there on several occasions. My husband and I were not disappointed with our stay!!! Welcome: On arrival at the hotel, our bags were taken up. We were welcomed by the lovely Aysen. We were offered a drink whilst she processed our paperwork and also told us that there was a... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Remiat It is a great pleasure to read such a good reviews.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.As a Arena Hotel we are allways trying to give a best service to all of our guest so we renew ourselves all the time.Also like you said we have a so much guest who came twice.... More 

Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here on two other occasions. We are always impressed with the excellent care and professional help of the staff. We had a few issues and they promptly cared for them and were very interested in our needs. Good hotel worth staying at again. IF you want a view room you must let them know.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grow Thank you so much for this lovely reviews.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.You give us 4 point at total but you give 5 point to all items on below if there is a mistake we will so happy if you change this 4 to 5.We hope to see you and your friends... More 

Reus, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a nutshell: wonderful service, great food, very comfortable rooms. The desk and customer relations people are knowledgeable and very hospitable. We were a small group with people of all ages (from 1 to 80 y.o.) and the staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The kitchen is captained by a great chef. Rooms are perfect. Arena Hotel is located in... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Enric V It is a great pleasure to read such a good comments.We are so happy to meet and host you at our Hotel.You are a such a good family at all ages.As a arena Hotel we're allways trying to offer best service so we renew ourselves all the time.We hope to se you and your family at your... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located a five minute walk to most of the places you would want to visit. The staff team are very friendly and approachable. A special thank you to the lovely lady at reception for taking time to go through anything we needed to know. The hotel is very clean and well serviced. The wifi is excellent. Buffet... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Su Glade to read such a good reviews also for Mrs.Aysen. We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel. As a Arena Hotel we are allways trying to offer best service so we renew ourselves all the time.We hope to see you and your friens at your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards Zeynep More 

Bargara, Australia
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the Old Town area of Istanbul, I was apprehensive as to what would be provided. I found the hotel to be a lovely, historical hideaway. My standard room provided everything I required, was well-serviced daily and very quiet. The hotel staff were wonderful, especially the receptionist who provided lots of information about the history of Arena Hotel. The... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Glenys Thnak you so much for your great reviews, we are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.As a Arena Hotel our mission is to feel our guest like they're at home iso we renew ourselves all the time.We hope to see you and your friends at your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards Zeynep More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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